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  • Key overseas races looming to shape spring

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 1:24 pm

    Overseas racing in the next month will have a big bearing on international contenders at this year’s Melbourne spring carnival. With the exception of Red Cadeaux, who is in line for a fifth shot at the Melbourne Cup after finishing second on three occasions, new names will be in contention. […]

     
  • Pivot could turn into carnival contender

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 12:54 pm

    Two years after setting up a Randwick stable, John Sargent has the quantity and depth to make a significant impact on the spring carnival races. The New Zealander has already made his presence felt in some of Australia’s biggest races winning the 2013 VRC Oaks with Kirramosa and this year’s […]

     
  • Vic racing available to regional viewers

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 10:57 am

    Victorian racing will be available to 90 per cent of TV viewers after PRIME7 announced it will commence free-to-air coverage in regional areas. The PRIME7 coverage on channel 68 in regional areas of Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, the ACT and Gold Coast joined Seven West Media’s free-to-air metropolitan […]

     
  • McConachy in 18-month ban for cobalt use

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 9:57 am

    Queensland trainer Jamie McConachy has been disqualified for 18 months after being found guilty on a cobalt irregularity charge. After a long-running inquiry, McConachy was last week found guilty of presenting Vandalised with an illegal cobalt reading following the horse’s win in last year’s Rockhampton Cup. Stewards delayed issuing a […]

     
  • Memsie first up for NZ Cox Plate contender

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 9:16 am

    New Zealand galloper Volkstok’n’barrell will likely contest the Group 1 Memsie Stakes first up as he heads towards the Cox Plate as his Spring finale. Volkstok’n’barrell is currently a $17 chance in Cox Plate markets with Sportsbet.com.au View the current Cox Plate odds Donna Logan favouring the Gr1 Memsie Stakes […]

     
  • Weir nearing 300 wins for the season

    Australian Horse Racing News July 28, 2015 6:36 am

    Trainer Darren Weir has edged closer to 300 winners for the season and has a four days left to reach the milestone. Weir-trained runners have been successful in 297 races this season Australia-wide and the trainer has four runners entered at Pakenham on Tuesday. The trainer prepared a winning double […]

     
  • Rawiller rides five winners at Swan Hill

    Australian Horse Racing News July 27, 2015 6:03 pm

    Brad Rawiller has continued his strong late-season form with five winners at Swan Hill taking him to second place on the Victorian jockeys’ premiership. Rawiller’s five victories on Monday’s 10-race program made it 11 winners for the jockey in four days after a treble at Geelong on Friday, a winning […]

     
  • John McNair fined over positive swab

    Australian Horse Racing News July 27, 2015 6:03 pm

    Trainer John McNair has been fined $15,000 over a positive swab to methylamphetamine returned by one of his horses but stewards have acknowledged he was not responsible for giving Normandy the drug commonly known as ice. Following an initial inquiry into the matter, stewards investigated an anonymous phone call made […]

     
  • Grand National Steeple rescheduled

    Australian Horse Racing News July 27, 2015 5:45 pm

    The Grand National Steeplechase and JJ Houlahan Hurdle have been rescheduled for August 9 at Ballarat. The $250,000 Grand National Steeplechase and the Houlahan Hurdle were to be run on Sunday at Ballarat but that meeting was moved to Geelong because of a heavily rain-affected track. Geelong doesn’t conduct jumps […]

     
  • Stars set to come out at Randwick trials

    Australian Horse Racing News July 27, 2015 5:00 pm

    The first metropolitan race meeting of the new season is set to be overshadowed by a star-studded barrier trial session at Randwick on Friday. While Saturday’s eight-race Rosehill program will host predominantly winter-class horses, some of the country’s best gallopers will stretch their legs at Randwick 24 hours earlier. Golden […]